Deirdre Knight Day Centre
Preventing Social Isolation in Forfar
Staff at the Centre consists of a Manager, Kathleen Blythe, Deputy Manager Lesley Cameron, 5 Social Care Officers. Additional support is supplied via a part-time Bus Driver, Handyman, Kitchen Assistant and Cleaner. Bank staff are used to cover planned holidays and are available at short notice in the event of sickness absence.
The Management Committee
The Management Committee is representative of the community it services. It comprises a mixture of professional and business people, ordinary members of the community, retired and working people. Where areas are under-represented such as might occur where there are ethnic minority groups, attempts would be made to recruit committee members from these groups.
Members who attend the Centre are invited to send representatives to meetings. Members of staff also attend meetings but may be asked to leave when matters pertaining to staff, such as salary increases, are being discussed.
Annual General Meetings are open to the public.
The Centre Manager sees to the day to day running of the Centre and day to day finances with the Assistance of the Chairperson and accountants.
Other committee members provide assistance as required.